Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Since its inception, hemp has been used for paper goods, textiles, and cordage for thousands of years.

Definitions (Dictionary.com) 

• Cannabis: The Hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. Any of the various parts of the plant from which hashish, marijuana bhang, and similar mildly euphorigenic and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared

• Hemp: A tall, coarse plant, Cannabis Sativa, that is native to Asia but naturalized or cultivated in many parts of the world and is the source of valuable fiber as well as drugs such as marijuana or hashish

Hemp is of the first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country. The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture  – Thomas Jefferson 

Make the most you can of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere. – George Washington 

We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more of our consumption. – John Adams